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Rock Climbing around Masouri, Kalymnos

The largest concentration of crags and routes are situated above the villages of Myrties, Masouri and Armeos.  In fact all of these sectors can be reached from Masouri on foot, and the approach takes between 20 and 35 minutes. 

Rock climbing areas around Masouri

No Crag Name/Sector Total No of Routes Number of routes in grade range
Up to 5c+ 6a to 6b+ 6c to 7a+ 7b & over
1 Summertime 101 16 27 19 39
2 Dolphin Bay 35 21 12 2 0
3 Kasteli 35 20 12 0 3
4 North Cape 86 36 29 10 11
5 School 25 18 5 2 0
6 Odyssey 94 17 16 19 42
7 Olympic Wall 70 5 21 19 25
8 Iliada 85 15 31 21 18
9 Jurassic Park 21 0 2 5 14
10 Spartacus 29 1 6 9 13
11 Spartan Wall 39 11 7 6 15
12 Afternoon 25 6 7 7 5
13 Grande Grotta 24 1 3 8 12
14 Panorama 60 2 8 30 20
15 Ivory Tower 48 7 16 11 14
16 Kalydna 56 0 11 16 29
17 Poets 136 13 48 45 30
18 Gerakios 64 7 31 13 13
19 Trois Ilots 70 22 47 1 0
20 Pyramid 7 2 3 1 1
21 Hump Piste 17 8 6 3 0
22 Symplegades 65 14 25 22 4

Map of the rock climbing areas around Masouri in Kalymnos

Map of the rock climbing areas around Masouri in Kalymnos

All of the above information has been extracted from the Kalymnos rock climbing guidebook, which details 66 separate crags and 3,400 routes. This guidebook can be bought from our shop.

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Click on the images above to view a larger photograph, showing the excellent rock climbing to be found on the island of Kalymnos.

Rockfax Kalymnos rock climbing guidebookThe comprehensive guidebook for Kalymnos is the 8th edition of the Kalymnos rock climbing guidebook published in 2018. This Kalymnos guidebook is produced and published by local climbers with some of the profits contributing to the island’s bolt fund.  The guidebook includes a unique scratch code that allows you to download an app of the guidebook for both iOS and Android devices. A Rockfax Kalymnos rock climbing guidebook has also been produced.  Buy both of these rock climbing guidebook for Kalymnos from our shop. 

For information on getting to Kalymnos, the best time of the year to visit, and the type of equipment required go to the Kalymnos Logistics page.

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The 8th edition of the Kalymnos rock climbing guidebook published in 2018

The definitive Kalymnos rock climbing guidebook,published in 2018 is available to buy from our shop.